Maxine Sapp


Maxine Sapp, 82, passed away peacefully on Feb. 22, 2019, at MercyOne Hospital in Des Moines.

Maxine was born at home on a farm east of Allerton on Dec. 25, 1936, to Carl and Annis (Stroud) Dunshee. Her name, Elsie, came from the midwife that delivered her; but we all knew her as Maxine. She attended country school by Harvard, graduating from Corydon High School in 1955. She went on to attend cosmetology school in Des Moines. After returning to Allerton to work, she met and married Dale Sapp on March 25, 1962. Together they raised their children, Terry and Teresa, west of Allerton on the family farm. She lived most of her adult life in Allerton; then in 2007 she and Dale moved to senior housing in Carlisle. Maxine was a nurturing wife and mother throughout her life. She enjoyed attending dances with Dale and craft shows until her health failed, and she also enjoyed working on her sewing projects.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her father and mother-in-law, Carl and Wilda Sapp.

She is survived by her husband Dale; her son Terry (Elizabeth) of Des Moines; her daughter Teresa (Jack) Smith of Prairie City; grandchildren, Renae (Aaron) Beebout of Columbia and Matthew Sapp of Des Moines; and four great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life open house will be held on Saturday, March 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Des Moines Police Recreation Building located at 5374 NE 12th Ave, Pleasant Hill, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Allerton Library or to the family.

Interment will be held at a later date at the Allerton Cemetery.

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